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  • n  an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect

  • Max Helpmann's Lepidus is an aridly pompous dotard of a triumvir, and Lewis Gordan's Enobarbus employs something resembling the barbed antics of Lear's Fool as he tries to jar .
  • His king is no autocrat but a dotard whose authority has long been a polite fiction.
  • The Bernard Shaw you contemplate is dead, and cannot be resuscitated by an ancient specter exactly like every other old dotard with a white beard, piping and croaking into a .

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